From the poignancy of remembrance day to the nervous excitement of exams, with heat and rain and wind, it has been a week of extremes at Lowther Hall this week. Across the School, girls are completing final assessments and finishing up programs for the year as their teachers begin to prepare them for the next step in their journey. Many transition activities have commenced – reimagined, of course, to be COVID safe, and one of my highlights has been interviewing every Year 5 student with Mr Williams, as the girls get ready for their leadership positions in Year 6. I have been impressed with the thoughtful and articulate young women who have handled their questions with confidence and aplomb!

As we prepare to reinstate a canteen service at Lowther Hall for 2021, we are seeking feedback from our community about the nature of that service in order to better meet the needs of families. Specifically, girls from Years 5 to 11 and parents across the school, are being asked to complete a survey that will help us to decide on what is sold and on aspects of canteen operations. In Senior School the Student Representative Council has developed a sub-committee to consider all things canteen, and have spoken about the types of food they would like to see, packaging, environmental priorities, healthy options and a cashless system.  

Finally, as the week draws to a close, we are starting to make preparations for our 2020 virtual carols service. It really does feel as though Christmas is just around the corner, and will be here in no time! I look forward to sharing this special event with you in the final week of the term.  

Ms Elisabeth Rhodes